What MTB-gear is the right choice?

There is a wide variety of gears in the market. Ultimately it is your own decision and the assessment of your riding style that matters.

Usually, complete gear-sets are installed in Trekkingbikes and Mountainbikes from Univega.

You can find more information in the Tech-specifics.

Categories of Shimano MTB-Gears

Starting with the Top-Model


Deore XT: ambitious Mountainbikers

The Deore XT is the High End Performance gear of Shimano.  It captivates through exact and precisely defined switching operation. It is very robust, reliable and durable. Univega, for example, installs them in the Alpina LTD.

Alpina LTD

SLX: advanced Mountainbiker

The SLX still provides the defined switching operation even in the most demanding terrain. It is a little bit heavier than the Deore XT, but works on the same performance level. Univega, for example, installs them in the E-MTB Renegade S 4.5 Alpine. 

Renegade S 4.5 Alpine

Alivio: Top leisure gear

The Shimano Alivio is a cross-over between the Leisure-rider and the Beginner-Offroad-Rider. Univega, for example, installs them in the Alpina 5.0.

Alpina 5.0

Deore: Beginner and advanced Mountainbiker

The Deore provides an easy switching operation and is one of the most popular MTB-Gears. Univega, for example, installs them in the Alpina B 3.0.

Alpina B 3.0

What categories of the MTB-Gears exist in the Trekking-Range?

They are pretty similar to those found in Mountainbikes. In addition to them, the Trekking-gears build up new categories.